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Dolomites-Lake Garda 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
This bicycle tour starts at the foot of the Dolomites, at the highest point of the Pustertal valley. Beautiful and partly new bike paths lead along the rivers Rienz, Eisack, and Adige to Rovereto. From there, you will cycle to the northern shore of Lake Garda. Some towns with their arcades still show the typical Tyrolean style. In Trentino, the Tyrolean style is mixed with Italian influences. Monasteries, cathedrals, and castles are located along the way. In Bolzano the oldest Tyrolean, Ötzi, the man from the ice, is waiting for your visit. Lake Garda offers not only an impressive view, but also many opportunities for relaxation after this comfortable cycling tour.
This is an easy and enjoyable tour. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways along the rivers Rienz, Eisack and Adige, down to Rovereto. On your way from the Adige valley to Lake Garda, you will find the only more significant climb. This tour allows for easy cycling with a lot of time for culture, relaxation and enjoyment.
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Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Brixen
Since the 10th century, Brixen has been an Episcopal city. The old town with its arcades and cathedral is worth a visit. The city is located in the middle of picturesque vineyards.
Niederndorf/Toblach – Brixen approx. 65 km
Today, you will take the train from Brixen into the Pustertal valley to Bruneck or Toblach. Following the river Rienz, you will cycle mostly downhill, past the accumulation lake Olanger Stausee to Bruneck (ethnographic museum). On comfortable ways, you will continue your journey in the lower Pustertal valley, through the Mühlbacher Klause into the Eisacktal valley and to Brixen (arcades, cathedral, monastery of Neustift).
Brixen – Bolzano approx. 40 km
You will cycle through the town of Klausen, along the river Eisack to Waidbruck (view of the castle Trostburg). Here, the valley narrows and leads you to the Bolzano basin. The city of two cultures is waiting for you (archeological museum with Ötzi, the Iceman) – access into the museum with Brixen card on that day included.
Bolzano – Kaltern/Tramin/Auer approx. 30 km
There are two options to get to Lake Kalterersee: Either on slightly hilly ways on the new bike way via Eppan and St. Pauls (cathedral in the country), or on the Adige river dam to Auer and from there to Lake Kalterersee or even further to the charming wine town of Auer.
Auer – Trento approx. 45 kms
You will ride your bike from Lake Kalterersee or Auer on the Adige river dam bike path. At the Salurner Klause, the German speaking South Tyrol ends. The bike path will lead you through famous the wine regions of Trentino to the old Episcopal city of Trento (old town, cathedral, castle Buonconsiglio).
Trento – Riva/Northern Lake Garda approx. 45 km
Shortly after the old Tyrolean border town Rovereto, you will leave the Adige Valley. After the only more significant climb (approx. 150 metres) at Mori, you will head down to the lake to Torbole. Your bicycle tour will end in Riva, Torbole, or Arco.
Departure or Extended Visit at Lake Garda
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